Teen Health Center

A healthcare home for teens and young adults.

Erie Teen Center is Chicagoland’s oldest and largest comprehensive health center for teens and young adults. Because we know that being a teenager isn’t always easy, we’re here to help you with a wide variety of services, including low-cost contraception and counseling.

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Health Visits
  • Annual check ups
  • Illness or Injury
  • School and Sports Exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Any concerns you may have about your  health

Due to COVID restrictions, walk-in testing is not available. Please call for appointments and testing.

STI/HIV Counseling, Testing, and Treatment

The Teen Center offers confidential STI/HIV testing. You do not have to be an established Erie patient to receive testing. 

Don’t worry about money, either. If you are unable to pay, we have resources that will help to pay for your testing.

Due to COVID restrictions, walk-in testing is not available. Please call for appointments and testing.

Confidential Visits

Your confidentiality is important to us. If you are 12 years of age or over, in the state of Illinois you can see a provider for the following services without needing the consent of a parent or guardian. 

If you have insurance and are seeing one of our providers for confidential treatment, we will make sure that your insurance does not notify your parent or guardian of your visit. Please call us at 312.666.3494 if you have any questions about confidentiality.

  • Contraceptives and pregnancy testing
  • Emergency contraception
  • Emergency care
  • HIV
  • Mental health care
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Substance abuse care
Pregnancy Test

Our top priority is making sure that you feel comfortable and safe at the Erie Teen Center. We are here to answer any questions you have about your pregnancy. After testing, counseling with one of our trained staff members is available.

Due to COVID restrictions, walk-in testing is not available. Please call for appointments and testing.

Prenatal Visits

We have specially trained prenatal health educators who regularly works with teens. Group or individual prenatal health visits are available to our patients. You’ll learn all about breastfeeding, labor, delivery, and how to care for your child in the first few months of his or her life.

Our prenatal services have made headlines, too!

La Raza – Nos sentimos como en familia sin miedo ni verguenza

DNAinfo – Humboldt Park Health Center Eases Fears of Being 16 and Pregnant

Behavioral Health Services

Everyone experiences hardship, anxiety, or friend or family troubles at some point in their lifetime. If you need counseling or support, Erie Teen Center has behavioral health therapists on site. You can choose to see a therapist during your medical visit, or schedule a separate time to meet. 

We also have support groups for anxiety and depression. 

Health and Wellness Education

We have health educators on staff to talk to you about any concerns you may have about nutrition, managing your illness, services available at Erie and in the community, anxiety, depression, smoking cessation, and more.

Contact the Teen Center

Call 312.666.3494 to make an appointment today.

Not a phone person? No problem. Use your myeriehealth.com account to request an appointment.

If you don’t have a myeriehealth.com online services account, just visit the front desk at any Erie location to register for myeriehealth.com. You’ll be able to request an appointment and contact your care team in no time.

All you need is an email address to get started.

Erie Teen Center
2418 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Frequently Asked Questions & Resources

Will my parents find out if I go to the Teen Health Center

If you are over 12 years of age and are seeing a provider for confidential services relating to contraception, pregnancy testing, STI/HIV care, sexual assault, substance abuse, emergency care, or mental health care, your parents will not find out about your visits to the Erie Teen Center.

If you have any questions about your confidentiality, please call us at 312.666.3494.

What if I'm Homeless?

Under the unaccompanied minor law, young people 14 and older are able consent for their own medical care if they are not receiving support from a parent or guardian. 

Please contact the Erie Teen Center at 312.666.3494 to speak to one of our staff about the housing, education, and medical resources we can provide to you.

What if I don't have any money?

At Erie Family Health Center we believe health care is a right, not a privilege.  It is our goal to provide high-quality health care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.  At the Erie Teen Center, we accept many types of insurance, and we also have programs that you may qualify for that will cover the cost of your service.

If you are uninsured and eligible for insurance, we have staff that will help guide you through the enrollment process.

But don’t let the cost make you nervous!  We will work with you to ensure you get the services you need and make arrangements with you should you have a small balance to pay.

Who will take care of me when I visit the clinic?

Our providers are trained in a variety of specialties to meet your needs. See Erie Teen Center’s providers.

How can I learn more about my health?
  • Send us a message with your questions. Not a phone person? Sign up for an account with myeriehealth.com at the front desk of any Erie location. All you need is your email address. Through myeriehealth.com you can schedule appointments, message our staff, and review your test results.
  • Talk to an Erie Teen Center health educator. Our health educators are trained to answered your questions about every aspect of your health. Ask about seeing a health educator during your visit.
I have a suggestion for the Teen Health Center. Who do I tell?

We’d love to hear your ideas about how to make the Teen Center even better! Submit your thoughts to teencenterfeedback@eriefamilyhealth.org

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